Sunday, June 3, 2018

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Meetings May-Aug 2018

















NOTE:   June Meeting is at Maple Garden, NOT Zippy's

               Hello Adventurers!
  Summer is just around the corner, and many of us will be off traveling – some to new destinations, some to favorite places, or visiting friends and family. Keep the Club in mind as you travel and take lots of photos, then consider presenting a program! We always enjoy hearing from our members and seeing your travels!
  We have another round of diverse and exciting programs – Nepal, Mauna Kea, the Great Barrier Reef, and Alaska and the Pacific Northwest! We do hope you will come and enjoy them and the fellowship of other members!
  Aloha,
Lowell Angell, President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We are pleased to welcome the following 6 new members to the Club! Please introduce yourself to them when you see them at a meeting.
1) Hans Van Tilburg; hans.vantilburg@noaa.com. Sponsor Bill Chapman. (member #698)
2) Brigitte Visser; brigitte618@hotmail.com. Sponsor Murray Visser. (member #699)
3) Niranjala (Nira) Cooray; niracooray@gmail.com. Sponsor Bede Cooray. (member #700)
4) Liane Iaukea; lpiaukea@hawaii.edu. Sponsor Lesley Iaukea. (member #701)
5) Maria Da Silva; dasilva@hawaii.edu. Sponsor Bill Chapman. (member #702)
6) Simon Bussiere; bussiere@hawaii.edu. Sponsor Bill Chapman. (member #703)

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PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone
number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 808 926-6226.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted
beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.

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IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:

BEYOND THE REEF -  We were sorry to learn of the passing of JOHN MICHALSKI  (member #577, 2007) on February 12th.   Our sincere condolences to his family.

NEW POLICY RE DRINK SCRIP AT THE OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB:
Our volunteer reservationists work very hard in taking your RSVP’s, tallying and conveying the
reservation count to the venue, then checking you in and, at the Outrigger Canoe Club, selling drink
scrip. To enable them to enjoy their dinner and the program, PLEASE PURCHASE ALL YOUR DRINK SCRIP BEFORE WE ARE SEATED FOR DINNER. In fairness to them, no drink scrip will be sold after everyone is seated. A “Last Call” warning will be given for scrip purchase. Mahalo!
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                                 Spread the word about the Adventurers' Club!
Tell your friends about us and our programs, or consider inviting them as a guest to future programs!
For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit:  http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/

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                                                         May 17, 2018
A Year in Nepal, 1978-1979: A Country on the Cusp from Medieval to Modern”            By guest John B. Hall

Nepal has been on a long, slow journey into the 20th and now the 21st century. Our speaker will relate his experiences and observations in this fascinating country while he was on a Fulbright sabbatical there in the late 1970s. John B. Hall is an emeritus professor of Microbiology at UH Manoa. He earned his Ph.D from UC Berkeley and taught at UH for 30 years. Besides Nepal, he has had sabbaticals in New Zealand, Turkey and Belize, the last two also on Fulbright grants. John is an avid hiker and a member of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club for more than 50 years. His book, A Hiker’s Guide to Trailside Plants in Hawai`i, is in its 3rd printing. Dr. Hall spoke to the Club in 2015 on “Walking through Tsavo” in Africa.

                       Location    6:00 pm  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on Isenberg & King Street
                  Dinner/Menu   6:45 pm
Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables,
kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
Menu Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.
                     Program  7:30 pm  (Approximately)
 RSVP Contact  Renate Ryan, renateryan@hotmail.com, Email Preferred, [or phone:(808) 926-6226]    RSVP by: Thursday, May 10, 2018  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
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                                  June 21, 2018
"A Year on Mars: Architecture and Design for Other Worlds"
                  By guest Tristan Bassingthwaighte

The presentation will cover the speaker’s experience with the HI-SEAS habitat on Mauna Kea, part of Mission IV of NASA's program to test long-term isolation for a future trip to Mars.
Dr. Tristan Bassingthwaight is an architectural designer in Honolulu. He is a recent graduate of the University of Hawaii's D. Arch program and holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from UH Manoa. He also attended Tongji University in Shanghai for a year on a study abroad program, where he focused on human habitation in extreme environments.

                    Location    6:00 pm  Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on Isenberg & King Street
                  Dinner/Menu   6:45 pm
Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables,
kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
Menu Payment by check preferred payable to Adventurers’ Club of Honolulu.
                     Program  7:30 pm  (Approximately)
RSVP  Contact  Caroline Gire, carogire@hawaii.rr.com, Email Preferred                                                   [or phone: (808) 377-9628]
RSVP by: Thursday, June 14, 2018         Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
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 July 19, 2018
“The Great Barrier Reef is Still Great”

By guest Susan Scott


A recent headline announced that “97 percent of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is Dead,” a statement based on studies of sections of the reef. For the last three years, however, Susan has been intermittently sailing the Great Barrier Reef on her sailboat, Honu, and found it very much alive. She will talk about the science and politics in Australia regarding its world heritage reef as she shows photos of the extraordinary marine life she has encountered. A former registered nurse, Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the UH and is a graduate of the University’s Marine Option Program. She has written a weekly column, “Ocean Watch,” for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser since 1987, and has written nine books about nature in Hawai`i.

  6:00 pm   Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
 6:45 pm     Dinner
  Menu:
1) Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2) Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice = $24
3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $31
4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.

                            Program     7:30 pm  (Approximately)
RSVP  Contact  Brigitte Visser, brigitte618@hotmail.com  Email Preferred.    [808 389-6171]
RSVP by: Thursday, July 12, 2018          Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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August 16, 2018
"Lost in the Bush: 61 degrees North and 70 Years Back"

By guest Lance Walters

Our speaker will present his travel adventures flying single-engine planes around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. A third-generation pilot, he grew up flying in remote Alaskan wilderness and around the US and Canada. He has built and restored planes with his father and currently flies a 1949 Aeronca Sedan and Cessna 180. Lance is an architect and Assistant Professor of Design at UH Manoa and holds degrees from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and from Montana State University

6:00 pm   Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot

6:45 pm  Dinner
         Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
1) Cobb Salad: Chopped Crisp Greens, Tomato, Turkey, Egg, Avocado, Bacon = $20
2) Beef Stew: Classic Beef Stew, Sweet Potato Crisp, Steamed Rice = $24
3) Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $31
4) 1/2 Mahi Mahi: Traditional preparation, spring vegetables, toasted almonds = $24
Reminder: Coffee/Tea NOT included with your meal. Drink tickets must be purchased with cash upon check-in along with beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

7:30 pm  Program  (Approximately)
RSVP Contact  Pat Moore, honolulupat1@yahoo.com, Email Preferred. [808 778-7514]
RSVP by: Thursday, August 9, 2018   Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Adventurers' Club Honolulu Meetings Jan - Apr 2018


         
THE ADVENTURERS’ CLUB OF HONOLULU



 
           Newsletter: January to April, 2018

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hello Adventurers!
Welcome to our 65th year of exciting programs! To begin 2018, we have three members/couples and a guest speaker sharing their diverse travel adventures. All of them are sure to be interesting plan now to attend! And why not present a program yourself in the future?! We'd love to hear about YOUR adventures! You don’t have to be a “polished” speaker. Our program chair (and 1st VP) Bill Chapman is happy to encourage you and guide you through the process.
Your Club is led by a group of dedicated, hard-working officers and directors, but its continued success depends on YOUR support! Attend our programs, bring a guest, present a program, and help recruit new members! This will ensure that the Adventurers’ Club will be around for a long time to come!

Aloha,
Lowell Angell, President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER!
Our newest member is Michael Pometta (member #697). He is retired and a University of Hawai`i lecturer in travel industry  management and geography. Michael is also president of the Uncle Mike Foundation, which provides financial support of various international charities. He is proficient in several languages, has travelled to 129 countries, and is a member of the Travelers’ Century Club. Michael and his wife Josie divide their time between Honolulu and San Francisco. Their contact information is: 127 Kalalau Street, Honolulu HI 96825; cell (415) 299-1089; email michaelpometta@gmail.com.

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

1.       Guests MUST be booked by an Adventurers' Club member via our reservationist.
2.       When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Include your phone number when RSVP’ing by email or telephone, and spell any guest names clearly and correctly (for name tags).
3.       The reservationist will confirm your RSVP to you. If you don’t hear from them, contact them again.
4.       If unable to contact the reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 808 926-6226.
5.       To insure fairness to all members and our reservationists, RSVP’s will only be accepted beginning the FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH of that program.
6.       Once you have given your entree choice, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7.       Payment by check is preferred, made out to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8.       Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
9.       Seating at the Outrigger Canoe Club is limited. A wait-list will be taken when we are full and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

For Adventurers’ Club Information Visit: http://adventurersclubhonolulu.blogspot.com/

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
**CORRECTION** We GOOFED in the meeting reminder sent in November! THE SPOUSE/PARTNER MEMBERSHIP REMAINS AT $20 FOR A SPOUSE/PARTNER OF A CURRENT FULL MEMBER. We apologize for any
confusion!
The good news is that there will be NO INCREASE in dues for next year!
It remains at $37.50 for a Full Membership and $20 for the Spouse/Partner of a Full member.

Beginning in January, however, we will be charging a $5 guest fee for a NON-MEMBER spouse/partner, and all other non-members, (in addition to the price of the dinner).  This is to help defray the Club’s overhead expenses including facility and equipment rental. These expenses are already incorporated into the dues of Club members.
As an incentive to encourage a NON-MEMBER spouse/partner to join the Club, the $25 initiation fee will be WAIVED through January 31, 2018. By joining as a Spouse/Partner or Full member, they will avoid paying the $5 guest fee, which could add up to $60 over the course of the year.
New member applications will be presented and voted on at the next Board of Directors meeting on January 11. If you wish to take advantage of this SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER, please send your application to Janet by January 5, together with the appropriate membership fee ($20 or $37.50). Membership certificates will be presented at the February meeting.

PLEASE NOTE that the new member initiation fee for Spouse/Partners will be waived ONLY UNTIL JANUARY 31ST, so act now to take advantage of it and promptly send in your application!

The membership renewal form and new member application are included in this mailing.
WE INVITE YOU TO UPGRADE! If you are a current SPOUSE/PARTNER member, you can support your Club even more by upgrading to a FULL MEMBERSHIP! Simply send in your FULL MEMBER dues of $37.50 upon renewal by January 31st and indicate that you wish to upgrade your Spouse/Partner membership. NO additional application fee is required.
  
     Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.  Email him at: wchapman@hawaii.edu

January 18, 2018
“The Intracoastal Waterway: America's Little-Known Treasure" By Member Ed Carus
Ed Carus

Most non-sailors west of the Mississippi River have never heard of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) or know very little about it. Ed believes it is one of our nation's unique national treasures. He has motored through parts of the east coast section of the waterway twice in the past 70 years. It may not be an exotic area of the world, but it is a very interesting and historic part of the country's heritage. Ed will be sharing his photographs and insights into this important cultural and natural resource.





                    
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Outrigger Canoe Club 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
RSVP        Renate Ryan, renateryan@hotmail.com, (808) 926-6226
Email Preferred          by: Thursday, January 11, 2018  mLate cancellations and no shows will be billed
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February 15, 2018
"Machu Picchu and the Galapagos: Travels in South America" By Members Carolyn and David Gire
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos! These are two incomparable places that should strike a chord with any lover of adventure. Carolyn and David Gire will present the story of their excursion to both sites. Machu Picchu, located at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, was home to the famous Inca rulers of modern-day Peru. Dating from the 15th century, the impressive archaeological ruin was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham III, grandson of the Reverend Hiram Bingham of Hawaii. The Galapagos Islands, off the coat of Ecuador, are famous for their many unique species and also as the focus of Charles Darwin’s observations during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle.
                                                       Maple Garden, 909 Isenberg Street
Location       6:00 pm     Parking available in the restaurant lot, on-street, or free at First Hawaiian Bank on Isenberg & King Street
       Dinner/Menu  6:45 pm  Menu 
                 Gourmet Chinese Buffet with more than 20 items including:
Cold ginger chicken, garlic shrimp, honey spareribs, spicy eggplant, mixed vegetables, kung pao chicken, steamed fish fillet, beef broccoli, soup, noodles, and dessert = $25
     Program  7:30 pm  RSVP Nevin Bryant, nevinabryant@gmail.com, Or call 208 920-1797  Email Preferred 





 




























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March 15, 2018
"A Tour of Europe's Fortifications: Remains of World Wars I and II" By Guest Kepa Lyman

Kailikepaokamoana “Kepa” Lyman will discuss his recent trip to Europe to study fortifications from World Wars I and II.    His journey took him to Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, France’s “impregnable” Maginot Line, and Mussolini’s Alpine Defenses.  France and Italy are the main focus of his presentation. The descendant of Rufus Lyman of Hilo, son of missionary David Lyman, Kepa has a BA from Whitman College in Washington and an MA and two graduate certificates from the University of Hawai‘i. He also holds a degree in underwater archaeology from the University of Sussex in England. He is especially interested in World War II sites in the Pacific and this, along with a year in Berlin, fueled his interests in military fortifications worldwide.
Location   6:00 pm   Outrigger Canoe Club - 2509 Kalakaua Avenue, Free parking in club lot
Program            7:30 pm          (Approximately)
RSVP             Renate Ryan, renateryan@hotmail.com, (808) 926-6226
        Contact    RSVP by: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Email preferred






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April 19, 2018
"Australia's East Coast and Cruising New Guinea and Indonesia" By Members Gretchen and Bill Arnemann
Gretchen and Bill will explore from Sydney to Cairns along Australia’s magnificent East Coast, including Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, Fraser Island, a large working cattle station, the hinterlands, the Great Barrier Reef, and Kuranda heritage train.  On a small expedition ship, they visited isolated native villages on remote islands on the Papua New Guinea and East Papua coast.  They also investigated Tufi Fjord and the mighty Sepik River and snorkeled with gentle, giant whale sharks in Indonesia. Their final stop was the Spice Islands, disembarking in Darwin.

Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
            6:00 pm    Free parking in Zippy’s or adjacent Diamond Head lot when chain is down about 5:30pm




Dinner/Menu




6:45 pm
Please include entrée and choices with RSVP. Payment by check preferred.
Entrees include soup and salad, choice of mashed potato, brown or white rice*, and includes a roll, small dessert and choice of tea, coffee or decaf
Beer & Wine available for purchase = $3 to $6
1)      New York Steak (specify how you want it cooked and indicate starch*) - $26.00
2)      Grilled Salmon (please indicate starch*) - $25.00
3)      Chicken Katsu (please indicate starch*) - $21.50
4)      Chef’s Salad & Soup greens, ham, turkey, cheddar, egg, tomato - $22.00
Program
7:30 pm
(Approximately)
RSVP
Email Pre- ferred

Contact
John Smith, johnvirgilsmith@yahoo.com, Or call 808 396-3583
RSVP by: Thursday, April 12, 2018  Late cancellations and no shows will be billed

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